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give up the fight
To concede or surrender a fight, battle, or confrontation; to relinquish or renounce one's stance on something. The ferocity of their warriors is unmatched—even in the face of certain death, they will never give up the fight. Facing widespread opposition, the administration has been forced to give up the fight on tax reform.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
give up the fightand give up the struggle
1. Lit. to quit fighting; to stop trying to do something. Don't give up the fight. Keep trying. Mary refused to give up the struggle.
2. Fig. to give up and die. At the end of months of pain, she gave up the fight. In the end, he lost interest in life and just gave up the struggle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.